TCPCHW Chapter 10 Part 1
The Crown Prince Chases His Wife
Chapter 10 Polo (1/2)
In Shanglin Garden, the weather was a little cloudy, as if the rain was coming. The wind blew sideways and suddenly became stronger, and the sky was full of flowers.
With the sound of court music resounding through the field, princes and nobles entered the field one after another.
Qin Yan, Duke of Zhenguo, Shen Changshan, and Shizi of Duke of Zhenguo Mansion, Shen Shiyan, were taken to the west stand by the eunuch who led the way and sat in separate seats. Jiang Mu, who was behind Qin Yan, was also led to the seat beside Qin Yan by the eunuch.
The stand located at the north end of the field had three parts. The main stand ran from the north to the south, and the side stands were located on the east and west sides.
At this moment, the seats in the main stand were still empty. Apart from Qin Yan and her party in the stand on the west side, there was only the Marquis of Yongding, Xie An, whose seat was below Duke Zhenguo.
There were only three people on the stand on the east side on the opposite, the Left and Right Prime Minister, with the Chief Official of Minister of War.
The absence of official family members on the stand was enough to show that the nature of today’s game was different from the past and had almost no entertainment significance.
Prince Minister Qin glanced at Qin Yan from a distance, he was a little dazed at first, and then hurriedly looked away.
That was his eldest daughter, with a face similar to Shen Shiying, only with his own shadow in her appearance. Her personality was more domineering than Shen Shiying.
Prime Minister Qin should be proud of Qin Yan’s achievement today, but…
In the past, this daughter had had many conflicts with him. It was difficult to restore the relationship between father and daughter. Thinking of this, Prime Minister Qin frowned and sighed slowly.
The Left Prime Minister next to him also glanced at the stand on the west side. That beautiful-looking woman should be Princess of Zhaoren, and also the first eldest daughter of Prime Minister Qin.
He heard that this daughter and Qin Mansion’s situation were like fire and water. Tsk, the corner of the Left Prime Minister’s mouth raised a mocking arc and turned his head to look at Prime Minister Qin. Seeing Prime Minister Qin’s sullen face, he spoke coldly, “Prime Minister Qin, there are a handful of people who can be in the stands in today’s game. Your daughter, Princess of Zhaoren, is incredible. Congratulations to Prime Minister Qin, this is an honor for your family!”
Prime Minister Qin felt even more embarrassed. In the beginning, Qin Yan was at odds with the Qin Mansion and made a scene in the Qin Mansion, which spread throughout the entire capital. The glory of Qin Yan was not the glory of Qin Mansion. The Left Prime Minister was poking at his heart.
Prime Minister Qin turned his face away and did not respond.
On the main stand, the first princess of Empress, Princess of Changle Feng Yunchao, and Princess of Jingyi Feng Yuyao with Imperial Concubine De entered the field one after the other.
After taking their seats, the Princess of Jingyi Feng Yuyao saw Qin Yan and immediately got up and came over.
Feng Yuyao ordered the palace servant to add a seat beside Qin Yan and then sat down to chat with Qin Yan.
“Who is this?” Feng Yuyao looked at Jiang Mu.
Qin Yan didn’t want to answer as Jiang Mu’s identity was awkward, so she made up a statement casually, “Jiang Mu, my adopted brother.”
“Adopted! Brother?” Feng Yuyao was surprised, “Xiao Yanyan, you’re very capable!”
No official family members were invited to today’s game. Qin Yan was only the newly conferred Princess to be able to have a seat. Even Qin Yan’s own brother would not have enough identity. And this brother with a cold expression actually arranged for a seat, perhaps his identity was not simple.
Adhering to the harem survival rules learned over the years, she talked less and asked less. Feng Yuyao glanced at Jiang Mu with a grin and said nothing more.
In the main stand, Princess of Changle, Feng Yunchao, sipped tea alone since she took her seat, with an indifferent expression, as if she was not interested in these things. Until a sound came, “Your Majesty is here!”
Feng Yunchao and everyone stood up and bowed, “Long live Your Majesty.”
“Stand up.” The Emperor of Hui sat on the throne above.
Everyone got up and returned to their seats.
The Second Prince, Feng Xian, also came with the Emperor of Hui. It was unknown whether it was Qin Yan’s illusion, Feng Xian frequently cast curious glances at her since he was seated.
Qin Yan ignored it and drank the tea on her own. Today’s tea was also a good spring tea, but it was not as refreshing as the one she usually drank, which could only moisten her throat and relieve dryness.
After a while, the music gradually faded, and the drums began to play.
The three teams wearing blue, red, and yellow narrow-sleeved jerseys and black boots slowly entered the field on horseback.
The green and red ten-man teams were led by Xie Changyuan, the Commander of the Shence Army of the Northern Yamen, and Lu Shen, the Commander of the Longwu Army of the Southern Yamen, respectively. The ten-man team in yellow jersey was led by Shen Ci, the Commanding General of the Pingxi Army.
With the sound of drums music, the three teams rode horses around the field three times, and then they all faced the main stand where the Emperor of Hui was, shouting “Longevity is boundless”.
The sound shook thousands of miles, and the made the listener full of enthusiasm.
“Good! Good! Good!” Emperor of Hui applauded.
As soon as Xie Changyuan entered the field, his eyes caught Xie Zhao in the Pingxi Army team, who really looked similar to Marquis Xie. The eyes of the two met, and both of them both burst forth a cold light.
Xie Changyuan swept across the stands, and when his gaze passed the stand on the west side, his body shook. That was…
Next to Princess of Jingyi Feng Yuyao’s seat, was the woman he saw in the teahouse saw that day Qin Yan?
Aside from a young boy on the west stand, there were only Shen Changshan, Duke of Zhenguo, Shen Shiyan, Shizi of the Duke Mansion, and Xie An, Marquis of Yongding. And the one next to Princess of Jingyi, Feng Yuyao could only be Qin Yan, the newly conferred Princess.
How could it be her? His own fiancée?
That was right, Qin Yan was Princess of Jingyi’s study companion when she was young, and the two of them had a very close personal relationship. She was the only one who could have Feng Yuyao meet outside the palace.
Just because he was influenced by the rumors, he thought that Qin Yan at this time… Thinking about how she had such fair baby skin when she was a child…
Quickly withdrawing his gaze, Xie Changyuan was a little upset about what he said at the city gate before…